Originally Posted by LonerMatt
Thinking about getting into lifting weights - to lose 5-10kg of fat and gain 5-10kg of muscle.
There's a few gyms in my town, there's also crossfit, or I could buy some of my own weights. Or I could do cardio or swimming, but I don't know that they'd help gain much muscle.
Any good links to check out about how to work out what's good to do? More interested in learning more before plonking down time or money.
Any help appreciated.
Inb4 Crossfit h8
Crossfit doesn't get a lot of love itt. FWIW, my wife enjoys it. If you want to be social, it's more appealing. However, Crossfiters can be borderline douchebag (find that video a few posts back). If you just want to get 'in shape,' it's fine but find a good gym. Coaches are supposed to go through a certification process, but you'll be expected to do/try the daily workout from day one. Be careful if they expect you to snatch/clean on the first day and don't offer proper instruction. Also, I think (and most of here will probably agree) that speed of completion is a poor metric for one's progress.
If you want to gain muscle, try one of the programs regularly mentioned on here. Lift, eat, sleep, and stick to your program. Depending on your experience level, find some brahs to lift with or a good coach to get you started.